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Burial – Rival Dealer (Listen)

Stream Burial’s new 3 track EP.


Burial, the unknown garage genius is back with a three track EP that will melt your brain. In his very ‘dis’hype style, ‘Rival Dealer’ dropped this week with minimal campaign and not a hint of plugging. This is one artist who really can let the music do the talking.

Opener ‘Rival Dealer’ takes us right back to 2007’s Untrue using garage samples and spoken word samples that give that unique Burial sound. ‘Hiders’ doesn’t sound like Burial at all and one would be forgiven for thinking that they had Boards of Canada spinning. But as the 80s synth-notes plow on, it suddenly become clear what we’re dealing with. A come-up of a soundscape the track is most definitely a different pace compared to what Burial is known for making, with drum machine samples speeding things up a bit. ‘Come Down To Us’ seems to be continuing the new direction for Burial, showing us and the rest of the world that he’s progressed his sound, without ever losing one iota of quality.

Whether he’s Aphex Twin, Kieran Hebden or JK Rowling. He’s great. Pick up the whole release from Hyperdub whilst you have a little listen below:

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